This charming little cottage could tell a story. It is produced in 1930's from Brothers Cattorno, Italy. During this time this little treasure suffers sunlight and oxidation damage, but still kept its shabby chique charm of the old print. Someone has been keeping small paint bottles inside this box. It is visible from the colour paint circles inside the tin and I like to think that during all this years this box has been owned by an artist painter somewhere on the streets of Amsterdam. The box presents an idyllic scene with two girls, grandma and a boy. In a front of the box we can see the two girls which are going to the village and a grandma telling them "good bye" on the porch. Later, maybe in the day, as "recorded" on the side of the box, we can see one of the girls staying on the window and talking to a dog and a cat. Continuing in the afternoon the story continue in the back side of the where we can see the grandma sitting in a front of the porch together with the boy and one of the girls, happy with her new doll. The story is told and the last side of the box show only the girl's window... Maybe they are all sleeping...
This is a beautiful little treasure that still holds a lot of stories, beautiful for display with its rustic charm. The box is in used condition, but there is no structural damage and the roof, the lid, closes freely. The hindges are in tact. The tin measures: 7" X 3.5" and stands 4" tall.
If combined with other items from our shop, this charming tin will apply also for our "Welcome to the Treasures Chest " service and therefore will be send to the buyer with no transport charges.
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